A book trailer for the first biography of Dana Andrews, a great film noir actor, available from University Press of Mississippi, September 2012. http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1540
You can read an essay about my book, “What’s in a Title,” here: http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Enigma-Dana-Andrews-Legend/dp/1604735678/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339014171&sr=8-1
For reviews: http://www.carlrollyson.com/_i__hollywood_enigma__dana_andrews__i__115928.htm

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7 thoughts on “Hollywood Enigma

  1. Jon Hamm should be play Dana. Dan'a's daughter Susan thinks so , and so do I. By all means, I could use help in getting in touch with Jon Hamm.

  2. I have read the Rollyson bio, and if I had a time machine, I would shake his hand. It made me realize it is all about the "getting". When you hit the apex, then what?
    I am sorry this beautiful man was not Dan Duryea, but then he would not have been Carver, who reinvented himself.
    (((Mr. Rollyson, if there is ever to be a movie of your bio, and you need a hand in getting through to Jon Hamm's reps, find me.)))

  3. I agree In Harm's Way is not very good, but Dana wanted to work for Preminger and show the director he could do a good job after all the reports about Dana's drinking.

  4. Loved him in film noir and Curse of the Demon-hated him in that stupid role In Harm's Way-bad choice on his part–Wayne made a lot of schlock. 

  5. When I saw Dana Andrews in "My Foolish Heart" I thought " I'd sure like to marry Walt!"

  6. Hollywood Enigma video: Leading ladies in order of appearance: Gene Tierney, Linda Darnell, Alice Faye, Susan Hayward, Joan Crawford.

  7. You can read an essay about my book, "What's in a Title," on the amazon.com website.

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